About John Baker’s Warbook
The Warbook is a collection of approximately 150 original photographs taken during World War II revolving around the travels of Coast Guard cutter USS Duane. This book was compiled by my grandfather John Baker, who is the subject of many photos. Each image and caption from the book will be sequentially posted on this blog, along with other historical research when possible.
-Adam Michael Baker Randazzo
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This is one of the few photographs from John Baker’s Warbook that features both John Baker and Dale Rooks together. This is presumably because Rooks was often behind the camera for most of the photos. It is not known who stepped … Continue reading
In this photograph, members of the USCG USS Duane are showing off their new haircuts sometime in 1945. This picture was likely taken by Dale Rooks as he would have been aboard the ship at this time. Unfortunately, I cannot … Continue reading
This photograph was taken while the 8th Fleet was stationed in Bizerte, Tunisia likely in the Spring of 1945. This image was believed to have been taken by Dale Rooks, although it was not signed or stamped by him. The … Continue reading
In this photograph, Admiral H. Kent Hewitt of the 8th Fleet can be seen giving out awards to the heroes from the USS Duane. Admiral Hewitt was previously aboard the Duane where he and Admiral Lowry took part in “Operation … Continue reading
In this photograph, we have an unidentified soldier getting “bunny ears” from a French woman. Judging by her attire and the attire of the woman sitting down, it may be safe to say that this was taken at a brothel. … Continue reading
In this photograph, Jack Baker can be seen posing with what is likely one of his fellow shipmates. This is because P.M and U.S.C.G can be seen on the fellows helmet. Based on the road sign, it is likely that … Continue reading